West Egg Deviled Eggs: A Z: The Beginning of Everything Inspired Recipe

West Egg Deviled Eggs are perfect your next 1920s themed party as they excude the opulence of the era! 2geekswhoeat.com #Zelda #FoodThe Great Gatsby has had a huge influence on our life. We watched it on our 3rd date and it was a large part of our wedding theme. We even went as far as having our flowers made out of pages of The Great Gatsby. So when we heard that Amazon Video was going to be doing a mini-series about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda (who was also a writer and the inspiration for a lot of his works), we were beyond excited. We decided to focus on deviled eggs, a recipe that was popular in the 1920s and give them the opulent flair you’d expect to see at one of Jay Gatsby’s parties. That was the beginning of our West Egg Deviled Eggs.

We researched as much as we could about 1920s parties and the types of food that would be served in speakeasies. The overwhelming conclusion was finger foods. Tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, and the like were all the rage. They were easy to prepare and eat. Hors D’oeurves were often plentiful to help balance out all of the drinking they were doing.

The West Egg Deviled Eggs are heavily inspired by something we felt you’d see at a Jay Gatsby party. A bit over the top and opulent. West Egg, after all, was new money. Topped with caviar and truffle salt, the West Egg Deviled Eggs are decadent and delicious. They are perfect for a viewing party of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a Gatsby inspired party, or even a regular party that you want to take to the next level. We hope you enjoy them! West Egg Deviled Eggs are perfect your next 1920s themed party as they excude the opulence of the era! 2geekswhoeat.com #Zelda #Food

West Egg Deviled Eggs: A Z: The Beginning of Everything Inspired Recipe

Yield: 24 deviled egg halfs

Serving Size: 1 deviled egg half

Ingredients

  • 12 Eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/4 cup Full Fat Mayo (we prefer Best Foods/Hellman's)
  • 2.5 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • Caviar to garnish (we used capelin roe)
  • Truffle Salt to garnish (we used Go Lb. Salt Black Truffle Salt)

Instructions

  • Cut eggs in half, separating the yolks from the whites.
  • In a bowl, combine egg yolks, mayo, and mustard.
  • Once combined, place egg yolk mixture into a piping bag.
  • Pipe yolk into reserved egg whites.
  • Sprinkle with truffle salt.
  • Top with caviar.
  • Serve.

Notes

It is best to hard boil your eggs 1-2 days in advance and refrigerate them. This will make them easier to peel.

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13 thoughts on “West Egg Deviled Eggs: A Z: The Beginning of Everything Inspired Recipe

  1. I grew up on a farm and we always had chickens. So, needless to say, I’ve made my fair share of deviled eggs in my lifetime! I love how you’ve taken a typically “unsophisticated” food and made it uber-delectable. The combination of caviar and truffle salt with plain old deviled eggs sounds absolutely amazing! Now I just need to throw a party to make them for, and no, sadly I don’t think they’d be appreciated at the upcoming Super Bowl party lol. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. First off, I can only imagine how cute those flowers were made out of the pages of the book. It definitely was a unique touch and I’m sure wow’d your guests. Secondly, I had no idea that deviled eggs were so popular in the 20’s. Fascinating!!! Thirdly, I’m loving the little elegant touches you added to these beauties.

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